Zack Lawrence is creating Short Films, Vlogs, and Behind the Scenes
5

patrons

$32
per short film

Who Am I?

My name is Zack Lawrence, and I'm a storyteller.  I've been in love with filmmaking since 2004, and have worked in just about every area of the filmmaking process over the years.  I've made a feature film, In His Steps, a web series that ran for over 100 episodes called Indy Christian Review (which is what I was doing when I started this Patreon page), and tons of short films (The player above features some of my favorites).  These days I focus on writing, directing, and editing, with some voice acting on the side.

Oh, and I've got a thing for awesome trilbies and fedoras. ;)

Why Do You Do What You Do?

I believe that stories can change lives, and those are the kinds stories I want to tell.  I want to make films that encourage people to examine their lives and be empowered to change them for the better.  Like I say on my production company’s website, Standing Sun Productions, I work from three core values:
Family without compromise – As a husband and father of four, I realize that investing quality and quantity time with your family is the greatest legacy you can leave behind.  My ultimate goal of being a full-time filmmaker comes along with building a lifestyle that allows for me to be present in my family’s life.
Challenge without defiling
- I believe that stories can be told in a way that can challenge someone’s view of the world without dragging them through the muck of gratuitous violence, sexuality, and language. While the golden rule of film making is “Show, Don’t Tell,” I believe that in the right situations, “Imply, Don’t Show” is often far more powerful!
Excellence without Settling - I strive for artistic and professional excellence in all my productions. I want each project to push me to higher levels of quality than the project before it. Even if I fall short of the highest quality, I will never allow myself to settle for “good enough.”

Why Patreon?

As I search for my next feature film project, I'm working on creating high quality short films to keep my creative muscles exercised.  The purpose of this Patreon campaign is to raise funds to go toward creating those films.  The more support I get here, the bigger budgets I can put toward films, and the better quality they can be!

To show my gratitude for your support, I'm offering some different rewards for people who pledge at certain amounts. That's all broken down in the Rewards section. And there are also a few milestone goals I'd love to be able to reach. When we reach those goals, I'll do something special for you!

What if I Can't/Don't Want to Donate?

No problem!  Most of my short films will be made available for public viewing on YouTube, so don't feel like you're going to miss out.  If you want to support what I do, but can't contribute financially, you can share my films with your friends and family!  The more people that see the films, the more lives can be impacted by the stories.

Thank you so much for your support, and I look forward to getting to know you as we grow an awesome community here!
Tiers
"Original Hat" Tier
$1 or more per short film 0 patrons
Remember that awesome hat I had when I started Indy Christian Review?  That served as the foundation of my "Storyteller" persona, so it seemed fitting to name the foundation reward tier after it!  By becoming a patron, you'll get access to the Patron-only feed with exclusive updates, early access to short films, and behind the scenes!
"Fighting Hat" Tier
$5 or more per short film 3 patrons
When the Original Hat regenerated in Indy Christian Review, the Storyteller called the new hat his "Fighting Hat!" Contributions at this level definitely give me a fighting chance at hitting those milestones!  To show my gratitude, you'll be listed in the Special Thanks in short film credits, and you'll get rewards from all previous tiers!
"Potential Hat" Tier
$10 or more per short film 0 patrons
Ah, The Potential. Definitely one of the creepier characters I've come up with over the years.  To keep you from psychoanalyzing my decision to make this guy the embodiment of my imagination, how about I name a character after you in a future video! (Note that due to production schedules, your character may not necessarily be in the next video after you become a patron.) Plus, you'll also get rewards from all previous tiers!
"Newest Bluest Hat" Tier
$20 or more per short film 0 patrons
The final (so far) regeneration of My Hat, it is truly the newest, and the bluest!  Such an awesome hat definitely deserves to go along with such awesome people that would contribute so much to this crazy dream of mine!  Patrons at this tier will get to see my scripts as I write them, and be given the most insight into my filmmaking process!  Plus, you also get rewards from all previous tiers!
Goals
$32 of $100 per short film
I'll be able to start buying my own equipment instead of having to rely on borrowing gear from others.  The better gear I can get, the better the quality of my films!
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Who Am I?

My name is Zack Lawrence, and I'm a storyteller.  I've been in love with filmmaking since 2004, and have worked in just about every area of the filmmaking process over the years.  I've made a feature film, In His Steps, a web series that ran for over 100 episodes called Indy Christian Review (which is what I was doing when I started this Patreon page), and tons of short films (The player above features some of my favorites).  These days I focus on writing, directing, and editing, with some voice acting on the side.

Oh, and I've got a thing for awesome trilbies and fedoras. ;)

Why Do You Do What You Do?

I believe that stories can change lives, and those are the kinds stories I want to tell.  I want to make films that encourage people to examine their lives and be empowered to change them for the better.  Like I say on my production company’s website, Standing Sun Productions, I work from three core values:
Family without compromise – As a husband and father of four, I realize that investing quality and quantity time with your family is the greatest legacy you can leave behind.  My ultimate goal of being a full-time filmmaker comes along with building a lifestyle that allows for me to be present in my family’s life.
Challenge without defiling
- I believe that stories can be told in a way that can challenge someone’s view of the world without dragging them through the muck of gratuitous violence, sexuality, and language. While the golden rule of film making is “Show, Don’t Tell,” I believe that in the right situations, “Imply, Don’t Show” is often far more powerful!
Excellence without Settling - I strive for artistic and professional excellence in all my productions. I want each project to push me to higher levels of quality than the project before it. Even if I fall short of the highest quality, I will never allow myself to settle for “good enough.”

Why Patreon?

As I search for my next feature film project, I'm working on creating high quality short films to keep my creative muscles exercised.  The purpose of this Patreon campaign is to raise funds to go toward creating those films.  The more support I get here, the bigger budgets I can put toward films, and the better quality they can be!

To show my gratitude for your support, I'm offering some different rewards for people who pledge at certain amounts. That's all broken down in the Rewards section. And there are also a few milestone goals I'd love to be able to reach. When we reach those goals, I'll do something special for you!

What if I Can't/Don't Want to Donate?

No problem!  Most of my short films will be made available for public viewing on YouTube, so don't feel like you're going to miss out.  If you want to support what I do, but can't contribute financially, you can share my films with your friends and family!  The more people that see the films, the more lives can be impacted by the stories.

Thank you so much for your support, and I look forward to getting to know you as we grow an awesome community here!

Recent posts by Zack Lawrence

Tiers
"Original Hat" Tier
$1 or more per short film 0 patrons
Remember that awesome hat I had when I started Indy Christian Review?  That served as the foundation of my "Storyteller" persona, so it seemed fitting to name the foundation reward tier after it!  By becoming a patron, you'll get access to the Patron-only feed with exclusive updates, early access to short films, and behind the scenes!
"Fighting Hat" Tier
$5 or more per short film 3 patrons
When the Original Hat regenerated in Indy Christian Review, the Storyteller called the new hat his "Fighting Hat!" Contributions at this level definitely give me a fighting chance at hitting those milestones!  To show my gratitude, you'll be listed in the Special Thanks in short film credits, and you'll get rewards from all previous tiers!
"Potential Hat" Tier
$10 or more per short film 0 patrons
Ah, The Potential. Definitely one of the creepier characters I've come up with over the years.  To keep you from psychoanalyzing my decision to make this guy the embodiment of my imagination, how about I name a character after you in a future video! (Note that due to production schedules, your character may not necessarily be in the next video after you become a patron.) Plus, you'll also get rewards from all previous tiers!
"Newest Bluest Hat" Tier
$20 or more per short film 0 patrons
The final (so far) regeneration of My Hat, it is truly the newest, and the bluest!  Such an awesome hat definitely deserves to go along with such awesome people that would contribute so much to this crazy dream of mine!  Patrons at this tier will get to see my scripts as I write them, and be given the most insight into my filmmaking process!  Plus, you also get rewards from all previous tiers!